154 & Paradise

154 & Paradise

Presented by The Producing Unit


The Producing Unit presents

154 & Paradise

Who Among Us is Guilty?

Written by Gerald DiPego
Directed by Peter Frisch

September 22-30, 2023

With a hearty dose of magical realism, DiPego paints a portrait of a group of people called together by a mysterious Examiner to investigate the connection they may have had to an accident at 154 & Paradise which results in the death of a man. 

"When you get to the corner of 154 & Paradise at Center Stage Theater, there are fireworks galore, and a final twist keeps the audience guessing all the way to the end of the road” ~ Charles Donalan, Independent, 1/28/2015 

About The Producing Unit:

The Producing Unit evolved out of the advanced/professional class of The Frisch Studio. This is the company’s 4th production. Past productions include God of Carnage, Disgraced, Time Stands Still, the World Premiere of 154 & Paradise, What Rhymes With America, and How to Transcend a Happy Marriage. Professional actors from the Studio are matched with outstanding members of the regional acting pool to create first-rate productions of cutting-edge works featuring performances that plumb beneath the surface and offer surprising and powerful experiences for viewers.

For more information:


Friday, September 22 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 23 at 2:30 pm 
Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 pm
Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 pm
Friday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 30 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8:00 pm

General Admission: $29
Students (with ID): $19

**All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.**

All seating is general admission unless otherwise noted. For all performances, there is limited late seating once the performance begins. Please plan your arrival time accordingly.


There are no social distancing requirements in place for seating. There are no vaccine or testing requirements at this time. Masks are encouraged but not required. We are continuing our mitigation efforts. The HVAC system for the theater is set to bring in 100% fresh air. We are using CDC-recommended MERV-13 filters, the air is turned over 7.35 times an hour, and we also have portable HEPA air purifiers and our generous use of hand sanitizer.  (Thank you to the Santa Barbara Foundation!) All our staff are fully vaccinated; performers are either vaccinated or tested negative before performing.

You can use either e-tickets, print-at-home tickets, or request Will Call tickets to be waiting for you at the Box Office. If you have any questions, please email Executive Director Teri Ball at

Thank you to everyone in the community who supported us through this prolonged intermission. We would not still be here without your support.

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